Flute, Cello & Piano Trio
As a freelance accompanist, Mark Kinkaid has worked for the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Pegasus Opera. He has accompanied the Basingstoke Choral Society since 1976 and was appointed Assistant Musical Director in 1997. In 2010-2012, he was the accompanist for the Lisa Friend London Flute Summer Masterclass. In 2012-2013, he was an official accompanist on the Cambridge International String Academy Course.
He has also been a repetiteur for Opera South (Manon) as well as completing a season with Opera Integra. Mark was the official accompanist on the Torroella de Montgri Summer Course in Spain (1992-1993), accompanist in Janacek Cunning Little Vixen (2007) and musical director in four performances of Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel (2008) for ‘Music at Woodhouse’, Surrey.
Mark regularly collaborates with solo flautist Lisa Friend. Together, they have broadcast a live duo recital on Classic FM, performed at the ‘White Rose Ball’ Holocaust Fundraiser alongside artist Liza Minnelli and recorded a CD of romantic works on the Signum Records. Mark has also performed various works with orchestra and played at the Purcell Room with flautist James Dutton as part of the Park Lane Group Recitals.
Martin Radford is from the Shetland Islands. He started playing the cello at 7 and won a scholarship to study at St. Mary's Music School, Edinburgh at 15. He graduated from the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Anna Shuttleworth and having regular classes with Joan Dickson and William Pleeth.
He performs as a solo, chamber and session musician and has had several works written for him and has a keen interest in contemporary classical music.
Martin is in great demand as a composer and musical collaborator and the last few years have seen releases and performances with many diverse artists including Skunk Anansie, Guillemots, Patrick Wolf, Fightstar & Luke Solomon. His performances in the UK and overseas have received critical acclaim with featured recordings reaching No.1 in music charts in Europe and America.
He is also Event Coordinator of the London International Piano Competition, and despite his obsession with 11:11, Martin Radford records, tours and performs with the best bands in the land.